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      Expense & Budget Accountant

      Joshua Morris
      Joshua Morris

      Interim & Contrat

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      Salary:

      £40000 - £45000

      Location:

      London

      Contract Type:

      Fixed Term Contract

      Are you a PQ-Finalist ACCA/CIM/ACA with strong experience in expense tracking, actual vs budgets and business partnering?

      A great opportunity to join a continually growing and market leader with the events space. Based in central London they support a variety of industries create and deliver world-class events. From creatives resources, technical production, account management and logistics they take care of everything.
        
      Looking to expand the team with an initial 6-month fixed term contractor to carry out a critical role across the business.
        
      Role Summary:
      The “financial compliance officer” or “Expense & Budgeting Accountant” will be responsible for ensuring each individual event is diligently monitored from a financial perspective. You will business partner with multiple account mangers ensure expenses are appropriately spent and closely managing actuals vs budget.   
        
      Length: Initial 6 month contract
      Start date: ASAP
      Hybrid working: 3 days in the London office / occasional travel (1-2 day per month) to Kent office.
      Responsibilities:

      • Event Budget Management:
        • Work alongside finance and account managers to understand and establish future spend for each individual event.
        • Collect costs and spend, constantly maintaining the expense database.
        • Monitor and analyse event expenses against pre-determined budgets.
        • Partner with account managers to understand and challenge overspending and underspending.
        • Collaborate with account managers to adjust budgets as needed.
        • Perform regular variance analysis (actual vs. budget) for events.
      • Financial Compliance:
        • Ensure adherence to relevant financial regulations, including AML and KYC procedures.
        • Develop and implement internal financial control procedures specific to event budgets.
        • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of all financial compliance activities related to event budgets.
      • Payments:
        • Authorise payments for event-related expenses within designated limits.
        • Liaise with finance team for processing payments above set limits.

      Skills and Experience:

      • Minimum 2-3 year’s experience in a finance & accounting role.
      • Proven experience with expenses, budgeting and actuals vs budgeting.
      • Previous experience in an events/production industry is a plus (not essential)
      • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy. (Investigative mindset).
      • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to build strong relationships with account managers.
      • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel is essential) and experience with accounting software (Sage 200 a plus).